LSO Jerwood Composer+

LSO Jerwood Composer+ is a new programme that supports early career composers in programming, planning and delivering chamber-scale concerts in the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, including work of their own developed through the programme.

Two composers will be accepted onto the LSO Jerwood Composer+ programme each year for a 16-month placement with the LSO. The composers will each be given the opportunity to programme, plan and deliver two concerts at the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke’s, enabling them to showcase new music by both themselves and other composers whilst gaining entrepreneurial skills through mentoring from key LSO staff. The concerts will make a substantial contribution to the diversity of the music programme for audiences at LSO St Luke’s.

The programme will provide:

  • the opportunity to plan and deliver showcase concerts at LSO St Luke’s, giving participating composers creative freedom to explore classical and/or cross-genre collaborations and unconventional concert formats and timings to appeal to target audiences
  • support in developing showcase concerts through a bespoke programme of mentoring from key LSO staff, to build skills and experience in programming, event planning, budgeting, marketing, fundraising and evaluation
  • access to LSO composition workshops and masterclasses with established composers and LSO musicians
  • access to the facilities at LSO St Luke’s
  • mentoring from an established external music sector professional, such as a composition teacher, festival promoter, or media specialist

2017/18 composers

Emma-Jean Thackray and Jasmin Kent Rodgman have been selected to take part in the first season of this programme. Read more about their appointment and biographies in this news story

Emma-Jean and Jasmin will be working on their events throughout the spring, with the results on display at LSO St Luke's in March and April. See right for more details and links to book tickets.

Emma-Jean Thackray and Jasmin Kent Rodgman

LSO Jerwood Composer+ is generously supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Jerwood Charitable Foundation


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Jerwood Composer+ Events

Saturday 17 March 2018 3pm
HUH: Jasmin Kent Rodgman

Jasmin will curate a free concert that takes a look at the leading women behind words and music, set within an immersive art installation. Part of Barbican OpenFest.

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Saturday 28 April 2018 8.30pm
South London Jazz x LSO: Emma-Jean Thackray

Emma-Jean connects her worlds of jazz and classical music by bringing together jazz artists from south London with the LSO to break down the boundaries between genres and ideas of high and low cultue.

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